Do you need some DIY Christmas gift basket ideas this year? We found the best Christmas gift baskets for kids, teens, spouses, couples, neighbors, friends, & anyone else on your Christmas list.
When in doubt about what to get someone for Christmas a gift basket won’t let you down! Not only is it fun to receive but it shows that you went the extra mile to pick out just the right things and put it all together.
If you feel overwhelmed about what to put in a Christmas gift basket, the easiest way to start is to pick a theme! Do you know a kid that loves legos? Or how about a co-worker that can’t live without coffee? Look for their interests and run with it!
Here are some Christmas gift basket theme ideas to get you started.
- For kids. Legos, playdough, barbies, unicorns, candy, puzzles, and art supplies.
- For teens. Body care, favorite color, journaling, games, movies & candy, sports, video games.
- For women. Gardening, spa day, wine night, cooking, coffee lover, reader.
- For men. Fishing, golf, sports, beef jerky, beer, mixers, slippers, coffee lover, shaving sets.
- For couples. Wine & cheese, jam tasting, date boxes, spa nights, champagne sets.
- For friends. Coffee, wine, gourmet foods, joke boxes.
- For neighbors. Cookie kits, hot cocoa kits, ice cream sets, and breakfast kits.
What kind of basket should you use?
The gift basket in most cases can be the gift itself. You can honestly use anything. Just be aware of the size you are looking at. Big baskets mean more items you’ll need to fill them with! Check out some of these great basket ideas to try.
- Wooden crate.
- Galvanized bucket.
- Wicker bin.
- Fabric bin.
- Glass jar with a lid.
- Oven mitts.
- Large toys.
- Bushel Basket.
What should you put in your gift basket?
The best way to decide what to put in the basket is to find balance. Lopsided baskets aren’t visually appealing and the whole goal here is to get a “wow” out of the gift basket receiver. Get yourself organized with these general guidelines for how to create a killer basket!
- Pick the right-sized basket.
- Add filler to lift items. Crinkled paper, poly fluff, straw, etc. Can all help elevate items effectively?
- Choose an anchor gift. One larger gift to take center stage in the back to add height.
- Chose 4-5 smaller gifts that stagger left & right in front of the anchor gift.
- Fill dead spots with candy, candy canes, small gifts, flowers, greenery, etc.
- Make it decorative with bows, ribbon, tags, or cellophane to bring it all together.
Are you inspired yet? Keep on scrolling to see these amazing 70 DIY Christmas gift basket ideas you’ll want to get started on right away!
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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS FOR KIDS
Kids especially love a good gift basket. I mean who wouldn’t? It’s a gift that keeps on giving little surprises. Watch the look on a kid’s face when they open up any of the following Christmas gift baskets!
01 | HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
02 | STORYTIME
03 | SLIME-N-SNACKS
04 | UNICORN BATHTIME
05 | CARS LOVER
06 | THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
07 | ARTSY
08 | PRINCESS SURPRISE
09 | CHRISTMAS EVE BOX
10 | CREATIVITY IN A BOX
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR TEENAGERS
Teen boys & girls are without a doubt some of the hardest people to shop for. Everything can be a hit or miss, so why not go safe with a great gift basket filled with a bunch of items? Chances are they’ll like at least something in there…
11 | COLORFUL
12 | COZY & CREATIVE
13 | TEA TIME
14 | HATS & MITTENS
15 | BLUSH
16 | OH JOY
17 | FAVORITE BLUE
18 | TWISTED PURPLE
19 | I NEED SOME SPACE
20 | THUMB SUMO
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR WOMEN
The common theme for women’s gift baskets is cozy, a spa day, coffee, & wine. Who can blame them! Give the woman in your life, whether it’s your girlfriend, wife, mom, or sister a gorgeous gift basket they will be sure to use.
21 | LETS GET COZY
22 | BREATHE
23 | SWEET & SAVORY
24 | LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE
25 | GIRLS’ WEEKEND GETAWAY BASKET
26 | LAVENDAR
27 | THE GARDENS CALLING
28 | DARLING
29 | ADVENTURE AWAITS
30 | ESPRESSO
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR MEN
If you’ve ever spent countless hours trying to figure out what to buy the men in your life, simplify it with a gift basket. With just one clue as to what they enjoy you can create a themed Christmas gift basket in no time.
31 | MECHANICS GIFT SET
32 | QUESO IN A JAR
33 | AFTERSHAVE
34 | GRILL CADDY
35 | MIXED DRINKS
36 | KING OF THE GRILL
37 | FIRESTARTER
38 | MOSCOW MULE
39 | SNACKS & SLIPPERS
40 | SPREAD & NIBBLES
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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR COUPLES
Not sure what to get your couple friends this year? Instead of trying to figure out two individual gifts, combine them with one of these fantastic Christmas basket ideas for couples! Encourage them to have a fun night in, give each other a spa day, or enjoy a nice glass of wine by the fire.
41 | WIFEY & HUBBY
42 | MIXED NUTS
43 | NETFLIX & CHILL
44 | LET’S STAY HOME
45 | MISTLETOE
46 | LOVE & BLESSED
47 | BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
48 | A NIGHT IN
49 | GINGERBREAD
50 | SPA DATE
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR FAMILIES
Do you know a couple of families you would like to give a gift to this year? Check out these great DIY Christmas gift basket ideas that can bring the entire family together.
51 | ICE CREAM BAR
52 | COCOA COLA
53 | SUGAR COOKIES
54 | ELF
55 | COOKIE TIME
56 | MOVIE NIGHT
57 | PERFECT PAIL
58 | DIY HOT COCOA KIT
59 | CARAMEL COCOA
50 | POPCORN
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR FRIENDS
Not sure what to get your friends this year? These Christmas gift baskets will not disappoint. From best friends, co-worker buddies, and acquaintances, any friend of yours would be lucky to receive one of these beautiful baskets.
51 | TIS THE SEASON
52 | TIERED KITCHEN GIFT BASKET
53 | BUBBLE OVER
54 | MAGNOLIA TABLE
55 | MARGARITA TIME
56 | CROCK POT
57 | KNIT
58 | COPPER CUP
59 | MOSCOW MULE STARTER KIT
60 | HOT COCOA FRIEND DATE
CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR NEIGHBORS
If you’re lucky enough to be friendly with the neighbors it might not be a surprise they give you a little something for the holidays. Return the favor with one of these simple & inexpensive Christmas gift basket ideas.